You beat me to it. My sons school shut yesterday morning at around 10.30 and gave parents 30 mins notice to collect their children. We had absolutely no issue getting to school in the car, and my son had absolutely no problem getting home on the bus, took him 20 mins. Now that my son is 12, it is less of an issue than it used to be as he can shift himself now, but I also fail to understand the seeming panic that sets in as soon as there is a snow shower? Do teachers still get paid if they fail to turn up due to snow, I know I certainly wouldn't? One of my colleagues had a 10 minute warning from his childrens school, his school is about 10 miles from where we work. Does it happen in any other country or is just us?
All the schools are closed here too in Greater Manchester not only that but a couple came into the shop where I work yesterday and said they got on a bus to Manchester which took them half way there then told them to get off as it wasn't going anywhere else. Took them over an hour to get home again but what about pensioners etc. if they had been on the bus I wondered.
Eee - when I were a lad in shorts the school never shut for snow (unfortunatly). We had to wait until evenings or weekends to play in the snow. Several times we had several classes merged into the assembly hall until our teachers got in. Also as 11 to 13 year olds we had to wear shorts all year round unless the headmaster issued the 'long trousers' ruling. Those were the days.
Yeah, we stripped off and built igloos so the teachers could shelter during the night when we were snowed-in at school. Never did us any harm!! (Apart from frostbite and a few broken limbs). ...and mothers used to stay at home and look after the kids, none of this namby-pamby women's lib nonsense, so it didn't matter if schools closed. The good old days.